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12.0 – Development Site Licences

All of our licences allow you to use them on staging or development domains without counting towards your site activations limit. However, your domain name must reflect one of the allowed TLDs or Subdomains.

TLDs that are considered as dev or staging:

  • *.dev
  • *.dev.cc (DesktopServer)
  • *.test
  • *.local
  • *.staging
  • *.example
  • *.invalid
  • *.myftpupload.com (GoDaddy)
  • *.cloudwaysapps.com (Cloudways)
  • *.wpsandbox.pro (WPSandbox)
  • *.ngrok.io (tunneling)

Subdomains that are considered as dev or staging:

  • local.*
  • dev.*
  • test.*
  • stage.*
  • staging.*
  • stagingN.* (SiteGround; N is an unsigned int)
  • *.staging.wpengine.com (WP Engine)
  • *.dev.wpengine.com (WP Engine)
  • dev-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • test-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • staging-*.kinsta.com (Kinsta)

Additionally, if your domain is localhost (with any port), it will also be treated as a localhost domain.

If you want to utilize a license on a dev site that doesn’t fit the criteria listed above, you can deactivate the license from within the Account page in your WP Admin dashboard, and then reuse the license.

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